Sep 18, 2012

14-3-3ε and 14-3-3σ inhibit Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated proinflammatory cytokine induction

The Journal of Biological Chemistry
Aisha Qasim ButtSinead M Miggin


Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a group of pattern recognition receptors that play a crucial role in the induction of the innate immune response against bacterial and viral infections. TLR3 has emerged as a key sensor of viral double-stranded RNA. Thus, a clearer understanding of the biological processes that modulate TLR3 signaling is essential. Limited studies have applied proteomics toward understanding the dynamics of TLR signaling. Herein, a proteomics approach identified 14-3-3ε and 14-3-3σ proteins as new members of the TLR signaling complex. Toward the functional characterization of 14-3-3ε and 14-3-3σ in TLR signaling, we have shown that both of these proteins impair TLR2, TLR3, TLR4, TLR7/8, and TLR9 ligand-induced IL-6, TNFα, and IFN-β production. We also show that 14-3-3ε and 14-3-3σ impair TLR2-, TLR3-, TLR4-, TLR7/8-, and TLR9-mediated NF-κB and IFN-β reporter gene activity. Interestingly, although the 14-3-3 proteins inhibit poly(I:C)-mediated RANTES production, 14-3-3 proteins augment Pam(3)CSK(4), LPS, R848, and CpG-mediated production of RANTES (regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted) in a Mal (MyD88 adaptor-like)/MyD88-dependent manner. 14-3-3ε and 14-3-3σ also bind to the TLR adaptors an...Continue Reading

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TLR3 protein, human
Immune Response
TLR7 protein, human
HEK293 Cells
TLR4 gene
Virus Diseases
RNA, Double-Stranded
TRAF3 gene

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